Pakistan informs China about non-participation in Bonn Conference


Ambassador to China Masood Khan conveyed Cabinet’s decision of not participating in the Bonn Conference on Afghanistan to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Cabinet took this decision on Tuesday in response to the NATO/ISAF attacks on Pakistani check-posts last week in which 24 soldiers were killed and 13 injured.
The Ambassador also informed the Chinese side about the other important decisions and measures announced by the Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.
The Cabinet reviewed the evolving situation after the November 26 attack.
Since the attack, Pakistan has been in touch with the international community, particularly with China, regarding the consequences of these attacks.
The Ambassador underlined to the Chinese Foreign Ministry that Pakistan attaches highest importance to stability and peace in Afghanistan and supports an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.
He said that it is Pakistan’s strong desire that the international community should reaffirm its support for peace and development in Afghanistan.